Fifth Sunday in Lent – March 17, 2024

The Father makes a new covenant with the people, put in place by the true High Priest, His Son!


700 Main St.  P.O. Box 220 Clyman, WI  53016

Pastor Dan 1-(920)-341-2025

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Music – DeeDee Wille       Elder – Dave Stuebe

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GuestsWelcome to Zion.  We are glad to have you with us.  Please sign our guestbook located in the Narthex.  About Holy Communion:  We welcome to the Lord’s Table all who have repented of their sins and seek to amend their sinful life; all who believe that Jesus is truly present in, with, and under the bread and the wine; and all who believe that through the words “given and shed for you” forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation are given.  If this is your confession and you are a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, then come with a thankful heart and join us.   If you are a visitor and would like to commune, please talk with Pastor Dan before the service.  To help in preparing to receive Holy Communion open the front cover of the Burgundy hymnal or turn to pages 329 & 330.  Gluten free wafers are available, please talk with an Elder or Pastor before the service if you would appreciate them.  

AS WE GATHER – In our reading from Hebrews we are told that Jesus is our High Priest.  High priests offered sacrifices for the sins of the people as well as themselves.  Once a year, the High Priest went into the Holy of Holies and made a sacrifice for the nation.  Jesus as the True High Priest not only gave the sacrifice for the sins of the world, but He was also the final sacrifice, once for all, that we might be forgiven and granted eternal salvation.  In the Gospel, Jesus proclaims that He came not to be served, but to serve and He did, through His death which paid for our sins.  As we follow Jesus, we are called to reflect His actions and attitude of service and sacrifice.  May we go into the world to serve and sacrifice for others in response to His love for us.

Altar Guild for March:   Betsy Stuebe          Thank-You

Ringing of the Bell and Welcome

Hymn “Glory Be to Jesus”             LSB 433

Opening Sentences  Psalm 119 –   Blessed are you, O Lord; teach me your statutes!  With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!  I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.  Blessed are you, O Lord; teach me your statutes!  With my lips I declare all the just decrees of your mouth.  In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.  I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.  I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.  Blessed are you, O Lord; teach me your statutes!


Invocation – In the name of the Father and of the X Son and of the Holy Spirit.      Amen.

Confession and Absolution – Beloved in the Lord!  Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins unto God our Father, beseeching Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to grant us forgiveness.  Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.   I said I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord, and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.     All:  O Almighty God, merciful Father, I a poor miserable sinner, confess unto You all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended You and justly deserved Your temporal and eternal punishment.  But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray You of Your boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor, sinful being.     Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God unto all of you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ, I forgive you all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the X Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen

Introit Psalm 116:1-4,8 antiphon Psalm 43:1 –   Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people, from the deceitful and unjust man deliver me!   Lectern:  I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.    Pulpit: Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.    The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish.  Then I called on the name of the Lord: “O Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!” Lectern: For you have delivered my soul from death, Pulpit: my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.    Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever.  Amen.  Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people, from the deceitful and unjust man deliver me!

Kyrie – LSB 186

Salutation – The Lord be with you.      And also with you.

Prayer of the Day – Almighty God, You sent Your Son as our Great High Priest to stand before You as our substitute and because He gave Himself in our place and we are cleansed and forgiven.  In Your mercy You remember our sins no more.  Give us faith to follow Your will, serve others, and through the Holy Spirit preserve us in body and soul until You send our High Priest to take us to be with You.  We pray this through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen

Old Testament Reading   Jeremiah 31:31–34 –   “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord.  But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts.  And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.  And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord.  For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

Epistle – Hebrews 5:1-10     Every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.  He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness.  Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins just as he does for those of the people.  And no one takes this honor for himself, but only when called by God, just as Aaron was.   So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”; as he says also in another place, “You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.”  In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.  Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered.  And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek.

Gradual & Verse –   O come, let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.    Even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Holy Gospel  Mark 10:32-45 –   The Holy Gospel according St. Mark, the tenth chapter.       Glory to You, O Lord.

And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them.  And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid.  And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles.  And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him.  And after three days he will rise.”  And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.”  And he said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?”  And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.”  Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking.  Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?”  And they said to him, “We are able.”  And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized, but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”  And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John.  And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them.  But it shall not be so among you.  But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all.  For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”   This is the Gospel of the Lord.   Praise to You, O Christ.

Nicene Creed –  I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.  And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried. And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end.   And I believe in the Holy Spirit,   the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church, I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life X of the world to come.    Amen.

Hymn  “Drawn to the Cross Which Thou Hast Blest”      LSB 560


Prayers of the Church

The Lord’s Prayer –   Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever.       Amen.

 We Gather our Tithes and Offerings

Service of the Sacrament  

Preface   2 Timothy 4:22 –   The Lord be with you.  And also with you.  Lift up your hearts.  We lift them to the Lord.  Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right to give Him thanks and praise.

Proper Preface –   It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who overcame the assaults of the devil and gave His life as a ransom for many that with cleansed hearts we might be prepared joyfully to celebrate the paschal feast in sincerity and truth. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and singing:

Sanctus LSB 195

 Prayer of Thanksgiving –   Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior.  With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross.    Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us faithfully to eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament. Gather us together, we pray, from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end.  Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us.  To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

The Words of Our Lord – Consecration of the Elements

Proclamation of Christ  1 Corinthians 11:26; Revelation 22:20 –   As often as we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.      Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.     

Pax Domini –  The peace of the Lord be with you always.

 Agnus Dei                                               LSB 198

Distribution Hymns: “Come, Thou Precious Ransom, Come”  LSB 350       “Lord, Help Us Walk Your Servant Way”   LSB 857                                               “God Loves Me Dearly”  LSB 392

Nunc Dimittis    LSB 199

Post-Communion Thanksgiving – We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen

Salutation and Benedicamus –  The Lord be with you.   And with Thy Spirit.   Bless we the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

Benediction      Numbers 6:24–26 –   The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and + give you peace.   Amen.  

We Stand and sing vs 1 only  “Give Thanks with a Grateful Heat”  LSB 806


Announcements –   Our Lenten Series this year is God On Trial!

The unbelieving world has always insisted on putting God on trial. As our society becomes more secular, we Christians are increasingly aware of the many ways in which God—and his people—are judged. Temptations are many in this environment: treating unbelievers as enemies, retreating from the world, even questioning God ourselves. How do we live as people of God in this hostile world? We find our model—and our motivation—in Jesus. This series takes us back to the moments when God was literally on trial before men in the person of Christ. In these inspired episodes, we find forgiveness for us and all people, love for our enemies, strength for our faith, and courage to testify to the truth.    This year Pastor Bruce Meier who is interim pastor at Trinity and I decided with our Elders input, to share our Lenten season between the two congregations. Each congregation will have their own Holy week services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter.  Members of Zion and Trinity are encouraged to attend all the services be they at Zion or Trinity.

MIDWEEK Lenten service schedule:  March 20 7pm service at Zion-Pastor Dan

HOLY WEEK schedule:   March 28  Maundy Thursday 7pm Zion Pastor Dan     March 29  Good Friday1pm at Zion Pastor Dan  7pm Trinity Pastor Bruce   March 31  Easter Sunrise  6:30am Zion     Breakfast in between Easter services      2nd Easter service at Zion 8:30am Zion

Dates to Remember:

TODAY:               Worship Service at 8:30am with “Time of Fellowship” to follow                             Bell Choir after worship service

                            Chicken Dinner at Peace Lutheran Church Noon – 2pm

March 19:            “Chosen” Bible Study

March 28:            Lenten Soup Supper at 6pm and Maundy Thursday Service 7pm

April 2:                 “Chosen” Bible Study

April 4:                 Quilting in the church basement 11am – 2pm

April 7:                 Ham Dinner at Trinity in Reeseville 11:30am – 2 pm


Saying YES IN CHRIST with our offerings –  Needed per week to make budget: $3177

Envelopes 3/10/24 $5980.00  Plate $23.00                                                          Cemetery Memorial Fund:  $50.00 Eli Dornfeld                         Attendance/Communed  – Sun 3/10/24: 57/44      Wed 3/6/24: 36/29

***Chicken Dinner***  The Peace Lutheran Church, Men of Peace are sponsoring a chicken dinner on Sunday, March 17th from Noon until 2pm. The fundraiser is being held in the Fellowship Hall at Peace Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. Dine in or carry outs are available. The meal includes: fried chicken, mashed potatoes, stuffing, coleslaw, corn, dinner roll, beverage, & dessert. Tickets for adults are $11, children are $6, and free for those age 5 & under. For each adult ticket sold, $2 will be given to Mission Central in Mapleton, Iowa to assist their efforts to raise awareness & support for all LCMS missionaries.

The “Chosen” Bible Study – The “Chosen” bible study will continue to meet on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the sanctuary. The next date is March 19th.

QUILTING – The quilters will be meeting on Thursday April 4th from 11am to 2pm. If interested, contact Caroline Jeffers as they do not meet every Thursday. Donations of fabric, sheets (flat or fitted), and yarn are always appreciated. You do not have to know how to sew as there are many non-sewing tasks to be completed.                

Our Last Lenten Soup Supper –   The last soup supper hosted by the Elder’s will be on Maundy Thursday, March 28th at 6pm.  Please join us for the fellowship and delicious food! There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex.

Easter Flowers –    If you are interested in putting flowers on the altar for  Easter, there will be a sheet in the narthex to complete the information for the bulletin in the next couple of weeks. Please purchase your own flowers, and make sure they are at church by Saturday before Easter, to be arranged.

EASTER BREAKFAST!!!!-   Zion again will be serving Easter Breakfast in the church basement between services on Easter Sunday. There are signup sheets in the Narthex if you would like to donate food and/or your services. All are welcome.

Trinity Reeseville Ham Dinner! –    Sunday, April 7, 11:30am – 2pm!

All you can eat salad bar, ham, potatoes, corn, rolls, beverage, & tortes for dessert.

Adults: $12.00     Ages 6-12: $6.00   5 & under free!

Carry outs $13.00 Call (920) 927-5762 to order ahead.

 Wish these Members a Happy Birthday!

Theo A.   3/17     Tom G.   3/18    Bria C.  3/19   Jennifer S.  3/20    Karen F.   3/24  Lana S.  3/24

A very Blessed and Happy Anniversary to  Tom & Jayne on March 22            If we are missing a birthday or anniversary, please let Beth Baehmann know so we can get it corrected

 From the Board of Stewardship and Evangelism –   Mark 10:45 – “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Jesus gives everything He has: He gives Himself. That self-giving is the model for our giving in all aspects of our lives. In our family, in our church, and in the world at large, Jesus calls us to follow His example of self-giving. We can only do this if we are connected to His self-giving in faith.

The Pewpoint – Theme of the Day      In the Holy Sacraments, We Share the Glory of the Cross of Christ!        Jesus catechizes His disciples in the way of the cross, revealing that He will be condemned and put to death “and after three days he will rise” (Mark 10:33–34). But the Twelve do not understand. Instead, they argue among themselves about who will be the greatest, with James and John requesting the places of honor on either side of Jesus in His glory. However, Jesus has come to make Himself the “slave of all” and “to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:43–45). He shares the true glory of His cross with all who are baptized with His Baptism and with those who drink His cup of salvation, the New Testament in His blood (Mark 10:39). By these Holy Sacraments, the Lord makes Himself known to all His people, forgiving their sins “from the least of them to the greatest” (Jer. 31:33–34). Though He is the very Son of God, “he learned obedience through what he suffered” and so became our great High Priest, that we may enter His glory by the way of His sacrifice (Heb. 5:8–10).

Please keep the following in your special prayers:    We continue prayers for Doug Rhodes, Caden Matson, and Don Owens as they recover after surgery.

We pray for a peaceful release for Cliff Babler, the father of member Rita Weisjohn who is in hospice care.

We pray for healing and strength for parents of member Erica Tyler.  Mom Carol who recently celebrated her 85th birthday and had her last chemo treatment. Erica’s Dad Roger had been hospitalized and is now home.